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Silver Nanoparticles in the Environment

  • Addresses properties, applications, and environmental concerns of silver nanoparticles

  • Provides a comprehensive description of methods for separation, characterization and quantification of silver nanoparticles in the environment

  • Discusses the occurrence, transport, transformation, fate, toxicity, as well as environmental and biological effects of silver nanoparticles

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    • Sujuan Yu, Jingfu Liu
    Pages 1-8
  3. Separation and Determination of Silver Nanoparticles

    • Sujuan Yu, Xiaoxia Zhou, Jingfu Liu
    Pages 9-42
  4. Source and Pathway of Silver Nanoparticles to the Environment

    • Yongguang Yin, Sujuan Yu, Xiaoya Yang, Jingfu Liu, Guibin Jiang
    Pages 43-72
  5. Fate and Transport of Silver Nanoparticles in the Environment

    • Yongguang Yin, Sujuan Yu, Mohai Shen, Jingfu Liu, Guibin Jiang
    Pages 73-108
  6. Toxicological Effects and Mechanisms of Silver Nanoparticles

    • Qunfang Zhou, Wei Liu, Yanmin Long, Cheng Sun, Guibin Jiang
    Pages 109-138
  7. Environmental Bioeffects and Safety Assessment of Silver Nanoparticles

    • Sujuan Yu, Lingxiangyu Li, Qunfang Zhou, Jingfu Liu, Guibin Jiang
    Pages 139-152

About this book

This comprehensive book covers the environmental issues concerning silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Following an introduction to the history, properties and applications, the environmental concerns of AgNPs is discussed. In the second chapter, the separation, characterization and quantification of AgNPs in environment samples are described in detail. In the remaining parts of the book, the authors focus on the environmental processes and effects of AgNPs, with chapters on the pathway into environment, fate and transport, toxicological effects and mechanisms, as well as the environmental bioeffects and safety-assessment of AgNPs in the environment.

This book is designed to describe current understanding of the environmental aspects of AgNPs. It provides a valuable resource to students and researchers in environmental science and technology, nanotechnology, toxicology, materials science and ecology; as well as to professionals involved in the production and consumption of AgNPs in various areas including catalysis, food products, textiles/fabrics, and medical products and devices.

Jingfu Liu and Guibin Jiang are professors at State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Keywords

  • Anthropogenic pathway
  • Environmental bioeffects
  • Environmental concerns
  • Fate and of transformation of AgNPs
  • Safety assessment
  • Separation and determination of AgNPs
  • Silver nanoparticles
  • Source of AgNPs
  • Toxicological effects and mechanisms
  • Transport and distribution of AgNPs
  • water quality and water pollution

Editors and Affiliations

  • Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

    Jingfu Liu, Guibin Jiang

About the editors

Jingfu Liu received his B.Sc. in chemistry from Nanchang University, China in 1986, and his Ph.D. from the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2002. Dr. Liu finished his postdoctoral research in Lund University (Sweden) in 2006, and joined the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a full professor with the “100 Talents Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences”. Prof. Liu’s major research interests involve the environmental analysis, as well as environmental processes and effects of persistent toxic substances, including emerging contaminants such as engineered nanomaterials. He is the author and co-author of over 170 peer-reviewed original research papers and invited reviews. He was awarded the second prize of The State Natural Science Award of China (2011), the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2010), 100 Talents Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2006), 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertations of China (2004), special prize of Presidential Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2002), and New Star of Science and Technology of Beijing (1996).

Guibin Jiang received his B.Sc. in chemistry from Shandong University, China in 1981, and his Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1991. He completed his research work at National Research Council of Canada and University of Belgium during 1989-1991 and 1994-1996 as visiting scholar and postdoctoral fellow. He is currently a professor and director-general of the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since 2006, he has been appointed as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Sciences & Technology published by the American Chemical Society. His research mainly focuses on environmental analytical chemistry and toxicology of persistent toxic substances. He has published more than 500 papers in peer-reviewed international scientific journals, and given more than 380 lectures including plenary and keynote ones at international and national meetings. Prof. Jiang was honored with the prestigious Chang Jiang Scholars Achievement Award in 2007 and the Agilent Thought Leader Award in 2013. He was elected as the member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in 2009 and 2012, respectively.

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  • ISBN: 978-3-662-46070-2
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  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
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